Ochoco National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, OR 97754
Effective immediately, forest officials have decreased the area closure that has been in place for the Frog Fire burning in the Maury Mountains on the Ochoco National Forest. The Frog Fire, which started August 16 is now 90% contained at 4,020 acres.
An area closure was put in place for all U.S. Forest Service managed lands west of Forest Road 16 in the Maury Mountains. This closure was implemented for the safety of the public and firefighters working in the area. To view the closure order and map, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ochoco/alerts-notices
The following area closure is in place (see attached map for details):
All lands managed by the US Forest Service west of NFSR (National Forest System Road) 16 and 1640 in the Maury Mountains. Including Forest Service managed lands within T. 17 S., R. 18 E., sections 20-29 and 33-36; T. 17 S., R. 19 E., sections 30 and 31; T. 18 S., R. 18 E., sections 1-4, 9-12, 14, and 15; T. 18 S., R. 19 E., sections 6-8, 17, and 18.
· All National Forest System Roads found within the area closure are closed. · NFSR 16 and 1640 will remain open for public use.
While the fire perimeter is cold to the touch, the interior fire area still has pockets of heat. This fire will likely smoke and smolder until winter snow and cold temperatures completely extinguish it. Please do not report this fire to dispatch or emergency services. Firefighters will continually monitor it until it is declared “controlled” or dead out.